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Oscars: Pete Hammond’s Absolute Final Predictions In All 24 Categories

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In what has been an ever-changing scenario since the race for the 91st annual Academy Awards began in earnest at the beginning of September with the fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, the hunt for Oscar has been as confounding and difficult to call as ever. The so-called precursor awards have been all over the map. Critics groups, BAFTA, and DGA drifted towards Roma; the Golden Globes loved Green Book (which also took the top PGA honor) and Bohemian R… Read

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Oscars: Deadline Vs Gold Derby Expert Prediction Smackdown In All Four Acting Races – Who Will Be The Big Surprise?

After dissecting the various possibilities in this year’s wild and wooly Oscar Best Picture race, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I have a go at all four acting categories, where, if you believe the precursor awards shows, Rami Malek, Glenn Close and Mahershala Ali have come on strong in recent weeks to become front-runners in the Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Supporting Actor categories, respectively. The Supporting Actress race is something else entirely, and is often the… Read

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Oscars: It’s Deadline Vs. Gold Derby In A Best Picture Prediction Smackdown For The Tightest Race In Years

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Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go at it again, this time trying to assess the (still) wide-open Best Picture race, perhaps the tightest, widest, and most unpredictable in years. In this video smackdown, O’Neil points out that 17 out of 20 “experts” at Gold Derby predict Roma to win Best Picture (I will post my final predictions there closer to the Oscar show but have spelled out a first take in the new Awardsline issue out now). I say, “not so fast.” First off, no film… Read

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Oscars: Deadline, Gold Derby & Indiewire Experts Try To Pick A Best Actress Winner With Just Five Months To Go

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Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, Indiewire’s Anne Thompson and I get together for our latest PMC internecine smackdown, this time discussing the early line on who might be up for the Best Actress Oscar. Yes, we know it is only October, but we like to get a jump on things, so check out our discussion as we assess the chances of what is shaping up to be another extremely rich field of contenders. Of course that means Lady Gaga in her feature leading debut in A Star Is Born;Glenn… Read

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Oscars: Deadline, Gold Derby & IndieWire Pundits Predict Best Actor Race, Wonder If Vets Eastwood And Redford Are Ready To Run

After dissecting the contenders in this year’s nascent Best Picture Oscar race, we now turn to the Best Actor lineup as Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, IndieWire’s Anne Thompson and I survey the lineup. We wonder whether two old timers on likely their last movie roles — Robert Redford in The Old Man and the Gun, and Clint Eastwood in the as-yet-unseen The Mule — could well crash the party.  In fact, Warner Bros released the trailer for The Mule yesterday and it certainly looks… Read

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Oscars: Deadline, Gold Derby & Indiewire Experts In Heated Smackdown On Early Best Picture Front-Runners

We just finished with the Emmys after a long, grueling awards season for TV’s highest honor, but we simultaneously have been into the equally long and grueling Oscar season since early last month when it all started in earnest at Venice, Telluride and Toronto. Although it still seems very early to be making predictions for the big night at the Dolby on February 24 — nearly five months from now. Still, with several contenders yet to be seen, that doesn’t stop Gold Derby’s… Read

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Emmy Predictions: Patten’s Last Minute Picks For Top Categories Winners

There’s a few more hours, a couple more parties and a Sunday Night Football clash between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys still to go before they start handing out trophies at the 70th Primetime Emmys tomorrow on NBC but the winners’ names are already in the envelopes. With the countdown clock about to start to the Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted ceremony, here are some last minute predictions on who could be holding the gold on Monday at the Microsoft… Read

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Emmy Predictions: Netflix Looks To Mirror Last Year’s Victory With ‘USS Callister’ For TV Movie, Plus Hammond’s Dream Choices In Key Categories

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Television Movie. There can be no question that the once very prestigious Emmy competition for Outstanding TV Movie was one of the richest categories around. Now, ever since being split again from the Limited Series category (although not in other categories, where the two still… Read

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Emmy Predictions: ‘Gianni Versace’ Is Front Runner But Can #MeToo Help A Feminist Western Steal Limited Series Crown?

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Limited Series. Last season provided a real race between several juggernauts in this category, including Feud: Bette and Joan, Fargo, and eventual winner Big Little Lies, which seemed to sweep up everything in its sight. Well, there's no new Feud in sight, no new Fargo, and… Read

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Emmy Predictions: It’s The Battle Of Defending Champs As ‘Handmaids’ And ‘Thrones’ Go Once Again As Best Drama Series

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Drama Series. This category made history last year by ushering in five first-season nominees in Emmy's most prestigious and difficult-to-crack category. Of course, it helped that two-time winner Game of Thrones took a year off to help give the new guys a chance. It's back this… Read

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Emmy Predictions: A Fresh Outcome Is Guaranteed As Newcomers And Perennial Bridesmaids Battle For Comedy Series Gold

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Comedy Series. The largest group of nominees in any program category this year proves that there's likely some fluidity for Outstanding Comedy Series, especially considering that HBO's Veep—the winner for the past three years in a row—is sitting this season out. Equally, the… Read

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Emmy Predictions: Laura Dern Is The One To Beat, And Penélope Cruz Is Too If She Can Turn Off Light In Limited Series/Movie Actress Races

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on the top acting contenders for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the categories of Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie The good news for contenders in this category this year is that there is no juggernaut limited series on the scale of Big Little Lies or Feud to fill up all the slots with… Read